Portion Distortion: Bacon

Bacon! Everybody loves bacon! A staple for breakfast in the USA, but is it healthy and are you consuming the proper portion size? I chose a popular bacon brand. I won’t share the name, but it is a common brand, non organic, and not low sodium or low fat. Before I talk about the portion […]

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What Is A Virus, and What Happens if You Get Covid?

I have decided that each week I will be posting about updates, and info about this Coronavirus, or Covid 19. If you are out of work and you can work from home, check out Coursera’s free contact tracing course. Once you get the certificate you can apply for contact tracing jobs. As someone with CKD, […]

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New Support Group for Chronic Illness Live on Health Buddy Melissa Facebook Page

This weekend I will be announcing a Walking Challenge for the year 2020.  I am very excited about this, and I hope others will join in.  Next Friday, for Foodie Friday I will be writing about CKD and Diabetic food dishes for a Thanksgiving meal that will be healthier options.   I will also be announcing […]

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Small-Group Live Sessions

I had to cancel my Better Sleep group sessions, due to Hurricane Dorian.  I had only a few people interested and no sign-ups, so it was not a huge deal.  I decided to change it to a general Chronic Illness support group live chat sessions.  Anyone with a chronic illness, or takes care of someone […]

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Hurricane Prep: Drinks for CKD To Have On Hand In Your Kit

Updated 5/7/2022: As you read the first paragraph, I am still in the process of updating my Kidney Coach classes. I have so much going on with other things, I have not had the time to do it yet. Once I do, those blog posts will be edited, and then I will continue with the […]

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Does Exercise Reduce Cardiac Risk?

Updated 2/7/2022 It is love your heart month, and heart health awareness.  Today, we will discuss exercise, and how it can reduce your risk for Cardiac disease, but also as it relates to people with CKD.  Remember, everyone is different, and for some people exercise may not reduce the risk.  Always ask your doctor before […]

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Having A Superbowl Get Together with CKD

Updated 2/1/2022: I wrote this in 2019 and man I was not a great writer, nor that knowledgeable about CKD. It has been a journey for me and I have learned so much. So much of our lives revolves around food and family get together. That does not go away just because you have CKD […]

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Don’t Worry, Be Active!

Updated 01/28/2022: If you are old like me, then you probably remember the song, Don’t Worry Be Happy. It was a catchy jingle. It is going to be colder than I can ever remember since we moved to Florida in 2005. Please bring your pets inside and if you can help stray pets stay warm, […]

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My Top 5 Tips For Staying Stress Free During the Holidays

Updated 1/6/2022: This is a great Thow Back Thursday post, and it doesn’t have to be just for holidays it can relate to any stressful situation. LOL!  Who doesn’t love Grumpy Cat?  5 days until Christmas, and the seasonal stress is on the rise.  The holidays can be especially stressful for people with chronic diseases, […]

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